Requirements include a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework, which includes the core curriculum, departmental electives and external electives, along with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of B- in every required course.
A semester each of calculus, anatomy, physiology, exercise science, physics lecture/lab and chemistry lecture/lab.
In the thesis option, you’ll enroll in ES 597 (6 credits) and engage in an independent research study by developing and defending a thesis.
In the comprehensive exam option, you’ll participate in research and a practicum, ES 592 (3 credits). You will also take ES 596 Individual Guidance Project (2 credits) or ES 676 Selected Readings (2 credits).
Select a minimum of three credit hours in formal coursework (exercise science or nutrition) outside of the core curriculum. Courses that do not meet the departmental elective requirements include Research Seminar (ES 539), Directed Readings (ES 589), Thesis (ES 597) and Independent Study (ES 599).
You can further personalize your program with courses in related disciplines outside of the department. Your advisor can help you select the best courses based on your specific program of study.
*Note that ES 599 does not satisfy the minimum of 3 credit hours that must be taken in formal course work (ES or NTR) within our department.
You may need to complete specialty training or certification to participate in certain research studies.